David Stringham

David S.

Mendota, IL
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About

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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13+ and special needs

Teaching since:
December 2014

My name is David S, and I have been a CG artist and animator for 8 years. Computer graphics is a passion of mine, and I consider it a joy to pass on what I have learned to others. In 2014, I graduated from Huntington University with a B.S. degree in Digital Media Arts - Animation, so I possess a very good understanding of the principles of animation that spans just about every medium. I have also worked on multiple independent projects ranging from shorts to feature films, which has given me a wealth of practical experience.

If you consider yourself a fun and creative person and have an interest in animation or design, then I would love to work with you to develop your skills. Perhaps you're more interested in Hollywood-style special effects, in which case I can teach you many of the secrets of the trade. Regardless, I can provide solid training to get you started in any of these great fields.

Software Taught: Blender, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Autodesk Maya, The Foundry NUKE, Blackmagic Design Fusion, mocha by Imagineer Systems, Toon Boom Harmony, and 3DEqualizer.

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Experience

After Effects Compositor
Feb 2015 - Jun 2016
See Beneath, Inc.

Composited animated scenes and applied effects for children’s series Aiko & Egor. Improved and refined compositing pipeline between Adobe Flash and After Effects.

Compositor
Nov 2014 - Apr 2015
Dakini Productions

Used Fusion for digital makeup and integrated special effects makeup to provide a more realistic result.

Freelance 3D Artist / Compositor
Apr 2013 - Feb 2014
FilmLiga

Primary responsibilities involved keying bluescreen footage, rotoscoping, and integrating 3D-rendered elements. Other responsibilities included UV-unwrapping 3D models.

Digital Effects Artist
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
Pathfinder Films Ltd.

Created 3D models and environments for Alien Rising. Also performed basic compositing and color correction.

Education

B.S. in Digital Media Arts - Animation
Jan 2010 - May 2014
Huntington University
Associate of Arts in General Studies
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Illinois Valley Community College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

A+
Mar 2017
CompTIA

Entry-level certification that demonstrates proficiency with computer hardware and operating systems.

Awards

Best Photography
May 2013
Huntington University Huntingtonian

Photos & Videos

My current demo reel with examples of visual effects work that I have completed.
Hand-drawn animation

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2 Reviews

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Jeremy Oct 26, 2016
Animation · Online

David is a great teacher, possessing a relaxed, friendly teaching style and a thorough knowledge of various art paths.

Jeremy Oct 26, 2016
Animation · Online

great 1st lesson!

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